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Dredgeking 12-02-2002 03:30 PM

Best "Family" Oriented Sedan or Mini SUV
i'm looking for suggestions on the best user friendly sedan or baby suv for the family. it can be too big that it is difficult to park. i know. i know. that knocks out a lot of my top picks. :( no japanese vehicles. euro or AMERICAN made. mini suv must be 4X4. i suppose saftey is a concern.

does anyone have a recaro baby seat? just wanted some thoughts on these.

don't ask why i'm looking at family vehicles.:rolleyes:

Shane 12-02-2002 03:33 PM

The Chevy Trailblazer is pretty sharp. Comes in a regular size and XLT (longer). You can get it decked out. Also, my buddy just got his wife a Pontiac Montana Minivan with AWD. Gets great fuel mileage considering it is AWD and goes well in the bad weather. Checkit out.

Good luck.

obnoxus 12-02-2002 03:57 PM

We just bought a 2003 Trailblazer LTZ, It is a great vehicle, very smooth, a pleasure to drive,,, we looked at everything with the Infinity QX4 coming in second. It is getting 15 MPG around town,,, 22 on the highway,,,, it has lots of cool toys !!!!!!!

Dredgeking 12-02-2002 04:01 PM

she wants an envoy, but i wanted to see what else was out there.

Dredgeking 12-02-2002 04:02 PM

sounds like the trailblazer is a hot little truck.

BODYSHOT1 12-02-2002 04:13 PM

Ron P just got an Envoy..sweet with the chrome wheels...nice :D

X-Rated30 12-02-2002 05:23 PM

My sister has 2 boys, 5 and 3, and loves her Trailblazer. Her hubby owns a dealership that sells Jeep, Dodge, GMC, and Chevy, so she could be driving anything she wants. That tells me something.:cool:

Ron P 12-02-2002 05:29 PM

The trailblazer, Envoy and Olds Bravada are all built on the same frame and incredible 270hp straight 6 engine. The difference is in the price, ride and trim. Also the body panels. The Envoy and Bravada share the nice bulging side fenders while the chevy has a boring body line.

The Bravada has the highest quality trim and ride but it doesn't have low range on the transfer case.

We got the Envoy and LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Incredibly smooth ride and tons of power. Nicer than the Jeep Grand top of the line limited. One nice item was the rear end auto level system. Even with three people in the back, it rides level.

Black on Black with chrome, sharp truck.. its my wifes.

200126zx 12-02-2002 05:52 PM

Envoy is a very good choice, powerful engine, lots of room and good towing. I work at a GMC dealership just across the Red River, in Okla.(I might be a little bias). Feel free to e-mail me @ [email protected] if you have questions.


P.S. Our service manager is a old Fountain guy.

Playn 12-02-2002 06:34 PM

my wife really likes the GMC Yukon 4x4 she got this summer. It is alot more maneuverable than the Suburban that she had. It has the third row seats as well so the only loss is some of the storage behind the third row seats. Plus, she loves the heated seats and sunroof. I was suprised that it had such a tight turning radius. It has plenty of power, overall it's a great vehicle for a family.

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